What made Joe Biden decide to use last night’s State of the Union speech to declare war on his old loan-shark pals? Why is anyone mad that a high-profile politician dared to say that billionaire money rigs elections? When did we all become Michael Douglas alone in our cars? Why are medical journals sounding a huge alarm? How are banks quietly pulling off such a huge unnoticed heist? Who has the greatest finger point in movie history? Where is Biden feeling the most political pain for his unyielding support for Netanyahu’s government?

The answers to these questions and much more can be found below in today’s edition of Sirota’s Signals, a weekly dose of must-read stories, missed nuggets, and fun-but-worthwhile distractions from Lever founder David Sirota, exclusively for paid subscribers.